NZ Coronavirus update

Coronavirus update: INZ’s response

:exclamation: As the Beijing office is temporarily closed, visa processing may take longer than the timeframes indicated on this website.

:exclamation: Travel restrictions apply to any foreigners who:
:ballot_box_with_check: have been present in, or transited through, Iran or mainland China or any other notified country, 14 days prior to them departing for New Zealand. Mainland China includes all of China, but not Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR, and not Taiwan.
:ballot_box_with_check: were a passenger or crew on board the Diamond Princess Cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises, or any other notified cruise ship, within 14 days of disembarking from the cruise ship.

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Dear, is there any such news in air that the person who travelled from Asia states or any states must be isolated for 14days ?

Please update.

Latest info and advisory available here:

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It is important to get facts to help accurately determine your risk so that you can take reasonable precautions. The World Health Organization offers a FAQ list and protection measures for everyone. Other helpful sites include daily situation reports from the Centers for Disease Control and a dashboard on reported cases.

Dear All,
landed today at 5am in the morning, and everything was normal at airport and I got clear from every section in just 10 mints hardly.
The best advice is to declare anything which they ask through form (bio security)they handover you in flight.

If you dont declare then they must be an issue.

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Latest Update and announcement by PM:
People who have been in any country except those listed in Category 2 (excluding airport transit) should self-isolate for 14 days after their return.

Self-isolation means you should avoid situations that could facilitate the transmission of the virus such as social gatherings and events where you come into contact with others; in particular child care/pre-school centres, primary and secondary schools (including staff and students), aged care, health care facilities, prisons, public gatherings.

People coming into New Zealand should check our information for travellers arriving to New Zealand as they may be subject to border controls or asked to self-isolate.

We’re also asking people who have visited countries or areas of concern and who have developed symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath to seek medical advice – phone Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contact your GP, including phoning ahead of your visit.

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

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NZ going into 4 week lockdown:

NZ moves to Level 4. New Zealand will shut down for a minimum of 28 days. Please check NZ government websites for best information but in summary:

  • all schools and non essential services such as restaurants will close
  • petrol stations, supermarkets WILL REMAIN OPEN. Please shop normally. Do not buy more than you normally buy. All supplies and transport will continue to run as normal and supermarkets have enough food and supplies for all people
  • ISOLATE AT HOME. Stay home. Do not visit your friends or family outside of your house. You can go outside for walks but keep distance of 2 meters from any others people. NO NON ESSENTIAL TRAVEL.

Please ask for help from the rest of the community if you are worried, need help, or have questions. Be kind to each other.

Check GOVERNMENT websites for information. Do not get your updates from Facebook or WhatsApp forwarded messages. Do not forward unverified messages on WhatsApp.

We are still at Alert Level 4 and moving towards Level 3 soon. But if you have questions about Alert Level 3 and what it might mean for you, your family, or business, go to

Here is a summary of what will happen if NZ move to Level 3?

• Partial opening of schools for students up to Year 10 and attendance isn’t mandatory.
Students are encouraged to stay home and do online learning.

• Shops, bars, cafes, and malls will remain shut, but food deliveries and e-commerce can re-open.

• Travel restrictions will remain but will change from “keep it local” to “keep it regional”.

• Funerals and Tangi can go ahead with only 10 people.

• Weddings are also restricted to 10 people, but there can not be any meals or receptions.

• Boating and Jetskies are banned in level 3, but you will be allowed to swim, surf, and fish from the shore.

• One metre is the new distance.

However, the PM said there is a high risk that the virus can bounce back at level 3. The message is still to “stay home, save lives”.

More detail here: